TurfFinder is an independent web site to assist home owners and professional turf managers in selecting the best available turfgrasses to meet their needs. TurfFinder provides factual independent information on commercially available turfgrasses being sold by professional turf producers locally and from across Australia.
TurfFinder was conceived by Matt Roche, Director of Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) which provides independent turf consultancy services to sports organisations, the turf production, environmental, commercial and residential sectors across Australia and internationally. Prior to Matt's role at ASTC he was formerly a Research Scientist with the Queensland State Government's turf research program for over 10 years.
Two regular questions that are asked include what would be the best turfgrass and where could they buy it? Surprisingly, this information is not easy to find, nor is the varietal information independent or based on sound research. TurfFinder has been developed to enable consumers to select and compare turfgrass varieties and find out where such varieties can be purchased either locally or interstate. Turf Finder is also setup to provide you with information on how to install and manage your turfgrass based on national recommendations and best practice. It is hoped that TurfFinder will help you choose and enjoy the right turfgrass for your environment, usage and needs.
ASTC also houses Australia's Warm-Season Turfgrass Collection which contains some 200 different varieties of warm-season turfgrass growing side-by-side in a "living library". The showcase provides members of he public and turfgrass industry with an opportunity to view all the grasses which are collectively maintained under the same management conditions. Each variety is labelled and possesses a quick reference (QR) code. The QR code for each turfgrass, once scanned, directs the viewer to the relevant turf variety information displayed within TurfFinder.com. Annual open days of the living library turfgrass will be organised by ASTC, Stay up to date with the release of dates and relevant information by TurfFinder's Facebook page.